Welcome to the Pennine Soaring Club Website

The Pennine Soaring Club may not be the largest Hang gliding and Paragliding club in the UK
but we're one of the most active.

We have great flying sites to cover most wind directions with some of the best XC potential in the UK...

... and welcome visiting pilots to fly The Pennines with open arms. (See our site guide).

Although we currently do not run a strict Members Only policy we would rather have you on our team.
Not only because of the benefits to you, but also because over the years we have negotiated agreements with farmers
and landowners and would like to keep them as happy with flying as we are.

Find out about Joining the Pennine Soaring Club

Next Events
  • AGM 2022
    Sea View Inn, 2 Preston Rd, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley PR6 7HH
  • Pilot Lecture - Airlaw
    Sea View Inn
  • PennineFest 2022
    Chipping Showground

About

The Pennine Soaring Club caters for Hang Gliding (HG), Paragliding (PG) and Powered HG / PG pilots w…

Sites

We will try and give you as much information as possible about the Pennines flying sites to make you…

Competitions

The Pennine Soaring Club runs a number of friendly competitions, (organised by the Competition Secre…

Safety

WARNING

Free flying is an enjoyable activity which requires fitness, knowledge, skill, judgement, a…

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Weather and Pressure Charts

Weather Links

Here are some useful links for getting weather forecasts:

Back to Normal, at last

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The winter social season got off to a cracking start at the Sea View on Monday, 11th October. It was great to see a couple of dozen old faces and plenty of new ones eager to get together, talk

Returning to Flying

Monday, March 08, 2021

As you are all aware the Government published new Regulations on March 5th which came into force on Monday March 8th 2021.If any Pilots feel that they would like to speak with a coach before going out

Lancashire Live Paragliding Article

Monday, January 25, 2021

Lancashire Live has published a great article about Barry Sayer and his flying activities.Meet the Pennine Paraglider who captures Lancashire from thousands of feet above

Safety Notes January 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Happy New Year everyoneCognitive BiasWTF’s that? In simple terms a cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that occurs when people are processing and interpreting information in the world

Getting Back in the Air

Friday, March 19, 2021

Jocky Sanderson has done a useful YouTube video about getting back into the air.

A cautionary tale

Sunday, January 03, 2021

It's been a strange and frustrating year for everything; work, home, injury and particularly sport (incase you are wondering I'm looking for excuses).

New Gate Code for Winter Hill

Monday, December 06, 2021

Hi All,I was contacted by the Arqiva Engineer responsible for access up to the Winter Hill mast and our take off.They have recently changed the lock code on the gates due a number of unauthorised

Please Do Not Fly Pendle East

Monday, July 19, 2021

I have just had an email from the Land Agent for Pendle Hill (see copy below).There were reports of paragliders flying the East Face of Parlick on Sunday 18.07.21.  This is area is out of bounds for

Winter Hill – Additional Gate & Road Closure

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Winter Hill access road now has an additional gate at the bottom of the access road just after the houses.  The gate is locked, the lock code is the same as the upper gate. In addition the road has

Pilot Lecture 2 – 17th March 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Metoerro, Mereteology, Meterelegy WeatherAn excellent turnout of Pilot candidates attended a presentation at the Sea View as part of our series of talks preparing members for their exam. Our own Jacob

Winter Club Night - November 2021 - Neil Charles - Live tracking, FLARM and flight deck gadgets

Friday, December 03, 2021

Here is the talk given by Neil Charles for the PSC club night on the 8th November 2021. For more details, see the Get Tracking link on Neil’s page.

The Paramotor Code

Friday, June 14, 2019

Over the last few months, the BHPA has been working with the CAA to try to educate those who fly Paramotors with no training. Together they have worked up the Paramotor Code.

X - Dales '21 Challenge

Friday, August 13, 2021

The X - Dales '21 Challenge will run over the extended weekend of the 10,11,12th September to coincide with the DHPC social event.

Club Awards 2021

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Congratulations to the following award winners for 2021.Pilot Improvement AwardPG Pilot Improvement Award: Tamas MerkPG Pilot Improvement Award: Emma Wrathall HG Pilot Improvement Award: Doug

Northern Challenge Series 2021

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

All 2021 tasks for the Northern Series (Main and Hike & Fly) now available

Back to Normal, at last

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The winter social season got off to a cracking start at the Sea View on Monday, 11th October. It was great to see a couple of dozen old faces and plenty of new ones eager to get together, talk

Planning Declares–the Repeat

Thursday, January 09, 2020

(or how to get to Whitby mid week without bumping into one of those noisy RAF thingies)Monday 13th January 2020, 7:30 PM, Sea View, Chorley.Come and listen to master planner and declared flight guru

PSC Christmas Do 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Venue: Bistrot Pierre – Preston (back by popular demand)Date: Sat 21st December 2019Time: 5pm – 7pm + Drinks afterwardsCost: £27.50 per head – (£10 deposit per person required)Max attendees: 30 (first

Back to Normal, at last

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The winter social season got off to a cracking start at the Sea View on Monday, 11th October. It was great to see a couple of dozen old faces and plenty of new ones eager to get together, talk

PSC Christmas Do 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Venue: Bistrot Pierre – Preston (back by popular demand)Date: Sat 21st December 2019Time: 5pm – 7pm + Drinks afterwardsCost: £27.50 per head – (£10 deposit per person required)Max attendees: 30 (first